The Dedication or Consecration of a Church

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Dedication or Consecration of a Church

Description: This engraving is the fourteenth of seventeen illustrating the dedication or consecration of a church. The bishop consecrates the new altar with holy water and holy oil. He makes the sign of the cross with the oil in the middle of the altar and in each of the four corners corresponding to the five places on the surface of the altar where a cross has been engraved, first with the water and then with the oil.

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